The weather in Brisbane is wonderful at the moment (31c degrees and sunny yesterday) and the mulberries are out.
I went to the farm yesterday morning to water my allotment and help other volunteers in the community garden when the word went round “the mulberries are out”.
I love harvesting vegetables that I have grown but there is something different and magical about foraging for ‘free’ fruit. As we were picking the fruit it wasn’t hard to get Jo and Maria to give me a smile for the camera. Lovely to be out in the fresh air.
Maria and I will be making jam from the fruit on Sunday morning so I went home with our stash, trimmed the tiny storks from the top, rinsed the fruit and then popped them in the freezer. I’ll take them out on Saturday night so they can de-frost in the fridge ready for Sunday morning.
I picked up a little hint yesterday about washing these berries as the ripe ones might be quite fragile. You don’t run them under a running tap. Just put the berries in a container, fill it with water, gently strain off the water. This fruit is not sprayed so that gentle rinse is enough.